Squire’s Garden Centres – which has centres in Badshot Lea, Frensham and Milford – has donated £3,226 to Greenfingers from the sale of carrier bags in its 16 centres over the past year.

Garden charity Greenfingers is dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK, with the aim of creating inspiring gardens for them and their families to relax in and benefit from.

Sarah Squire, chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Greenfingers once again with our donation, which coincides this year with the introduction of our home-compostable carrier bags, in support of our continued drive for sustainability.

"It’s brilliant that the government carrier bag charge can be directed into something sustainable and assist projects that demonstrate worthwhile long-term benefit to many families.”